Re: Tikka t3 lite
First, Welcome abord.
Of the over-the-counter rifles out there, the T3 is hard to beat. I have one in 270 Win. My rifle, with its' perferred handload shoots 1/2 moa 3 shot groups from a cold barrel. I use a 300 yd zero. With the tools listed below, I would not hesitate to use my T-3 Lite 270 Win out to 750 yds on a mule deer. For an Elk, I would stop at 450 yds.
Look seriously at the 150gr boattail loads for your rifle. I am not sure that your barrel's twist rate will stablize the hyper low drag Wildcat 195 gr VLD's that the guys are shooting in thier 270 AM's.
The first thing I would do is go get a Harris bipod. In order to take down a critter at long range you must become one with the dirt. The swivle head bipod and a pod lock is the go-to setup.
Then I would get a copy of EXBAL ballistics software, the highest quality range finder you can afford, and a Kestrel. The other thing I recomend is the outstanding video that Shawn Carlock of Defensive Edge offers for sale on his web site. It saved me from making some "bad choices."
Snohomish Co. Washington
NRA Life Member